Flag of Utrecht

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Municipality of Utrecht
Flag of the Municipality of Utrecht
Proportion2:3
Adopted5 July 1990 (officially, current)
DesignDiagonally divided, with the upper right section being white and the lower left being red

The flag of Utrecht was adopted on the 5 July 1990 by the city council of Utrecht. The municipality's flag consists of two diagonally divided red and white pennons.[1]

History[edit]

The flag of Utrecht originates from the medieval period, during which the city's militia was divided into two factions each symbolised by a single white and a single red monochromatic, triangular pennant. The municipality's contemporary flag represents the merger of these two pennants and adheres to a proportion of 2:3.[2]

Historic flags prominently featured of Saint Martin, the municipality's patron saint, depicted on horseback cutting his red cloak to give to an individual in need.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Utrecht City (The Netherlands)". www.crwflags.com. Retrieved 2023-07-19.
  2. ^ "The legend about Martin, the Whitehorse rider". ESN Czech Republic. 2021-11-11. Retrieved 2022-12-26.
  3. ^ "In the footsteps of Saint Martin" (PDF). Gemeente Utrecht. Retrieved 2023-10-31.